Butterfly Wedding Favors

Weddings are the most important day of those being married. And it is for this reason that people spend countless dollars and more hours planning their weddings to perfection. One of the very important things to your wedding is making a lasting impression on your guests. How will they remember your wedding when they walk away. How about after a year, or a decade?

One of the best ways to make a lasting impression on your guests at your wedding is by wowing them with a great wedding favor. Wedding favors are one of the best ways to ensure that guests will remember your wedding for years to come.
There are often themes to weddings, and more often than not the wedding favor falls into line with whatever the theme of the wedding is. One of the most popular themes for a wedding favor is a butterfly. If you would like to have some type of butterfly wedding favor, consider some of these ideas for your reception.

Ceramic dish

Consider some type of porcelain or ceramic dish that is in the shape of a butterfly. These are a great idea for a wedding favor because they are so efficient and can be taken home by the guest and used for a variety of purposes. You can also have these plates engraved with sayings, love quotes, or even the date and location of your wedding. The possibilities really are endless.

Tea diffuser

Another great idea for a butterfly wedding favor is a tea diffuser. This is a great idea because it is unique and it is something that the guests who receive it can certainly use. Make sure that you are selecting a tea diffuser with a butterfly shaped handle.

Wine stopper

A wine stopper is a traditional and elegant favor for any wedding. In addition, butterfly wine stoppers can be purchased that have a butterfly shaped handle. Consider these keepsakesfor wine enthusiasts.

Candle holders

Another great idea isa butterfly candle holder. These can be very cheap but very elegant and can come with a candle and with a love saying or quote. They are a great way to incorporate a butterfly theme into your wedding favors.

Wedding favors are very important aspects of your wedding. If you are having a butterfly themed wedding, there are a variety of different ways you can incorporate your wedding theme. Ceramic dishes are great with engravings and can be used as candy dishes. Butterfly tea diffusers are a unique wedding favor that will always remind your guests of your wedding reception. Wine stoppers are very elegant and classy gift for wine lovers. Finally, candle holders are a classic keepsake and can be purchased quite cheaply for couples on a tighter budget. Use one of these ideas to make the most of your butterfly wedding favors.…

How To Choose a Professional Wedding Videographer

Professional Video Producers Associations

Being a member of a professional association adds to your piece-of-mind when choosing any service. The Australian Video Producers Association (AVPA) is, as the name suggests, the primary association for video producers in Australia. They have a code of ethics for their members to follow and blessings of this may cause suspension of membership. There are also three levels of accredited membership – Standard, Advanced & Master. Where membership exemplifies integrity through the code of ethics, accredited membership combines this with a proven level of technical ability through submission of work for evaluation. Find a wedding video producer who is not just a member, but also an accredited member of the (AVPA) and you’re pretty much assured of professional service and quality. The AVPA treat their membership and accreditation very seriously; it is not just a matter of buying accreditation, it must be earned. There are other video and / or wedding associations of which wedding video producers can be members. Generally, membership entails some standard of service and / or quality. Just make sure that the association itself is respectable. Inquire as to member numbers and selection criteria. Search the net for information on membership numbers. Some video and wedding associations are more like money-making ventures – money rather than experience or ethics can buy membership, accreditation and awards. So be sure to engage only a respectable, professional videographer.

View Their Work!

Plain and simple – view their work. Look at whole productions, not just ‘demo highlights’ or fancy website pictures. Look at the final product:

  • What do the video or DVD covers look like?
  • How good is the quality of sound?
  • What do the menus and / or credits look like?
  • Look at more than one wedding video and more than one video producer

Now, you’re not expected to sit through five entitlement wedding videos to confirm a video producer is up to scratch, but when they’re showing you an example ask to see the vows or credits, or request an example of a particular style or event. If the video is on DVD then it should be a fairly simple task to select certain chapters. When people are selling something, obviously they’re more likely to show you the best parts. So just make sure the not-so-best bits are acceptable and not something you find disappointing.

    • Professional Equipment – Do they use broadcast quality cameras? Broadcast quality digital is the way to go. Audio equipment must also be of professional standard. Professional radio microphones are necessary to capture clearly your vows and other important readings and speeches.

    • Meet With Your Wedding Videographer – Sit down with your videographer and go through your wedding plan with them. As they will be with you for the full day, it’s important that you feel comfortable with your videographers. This is one of the most important criteria.

    • Who’s Filming Your Wedding? Ask whoever the person you’re seeing is the same person who will be filming on the day.

The Right Skin Care for the Right Kind of Skin

A popular quote by Dr. Howard Murad says, “Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness”. This quote beautifully sums up the need to protect your skin against all odds because it reflects the state of your inner self. So a basic mantra to attain a glowing skin is to stay healthy and happy from inside.

The next step is to first understand your skin type and then caress it with the right kind of care. However, we generally do not pay any heed to such details and victimize our skin with chemical loaded beauty care products. Such products damage the skin and make it appear dull and worn out.

According to Ayurveda, there are basically three types of skin- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Let’s try to understand each of these types.

  1. Vata Skin Type

The Vata type is characterized by dry, rough, wrinkled, and thin skin with small pores. It is highly sensitive to dry windy weather and can get easily dehydrated. If not treated with care, vata skin can age faster and look dry and flaky always.

Tips for Vata Skin Care

  • Apply products that contain a fusion of essential oils and natural herbs
  • Try to minimize the level of your mental and emotional stress as it pumps out vital juices out of the skin and makes it dehydrated
  • Drink at least 8 glass of water every day and consume juicy fruits in your regular diet
  • Correct the Vata imbalance by taking Vata Churna and Vata Tea
  1. Pitta Skin Type

Pitta type is characterized by fair, sensitive, and soft skin. It is vulnerable to freckles and moles and has tolerance to hot and spicy food. In absence of proper care, this skin type can develop rashes, acne, or sunburns.

Tips for Pitta Skin Care

  • Apply products that produce cooling effect on the skin
  • Protect yourself from harsh Sun rays by applying natural Sun protection creams
  • Avoid consuming hot and spicy food and exercising in the hot area
  • Drink plenty of water every day and consume healthy organic food
  • Avoid the application of chemical-based cosmetics
  1. Kapha Skin Type

People with Kapha type have oily, heavy, soft, dull, dense skin with large pores. Compared to other two types, this one is less prone to aging and wrinkles. This skin type is unacceptable to enlarged pores, excess oil, blackheads, and pimples. If not treated well, it can develop cystic acne.

Tips for Kapha Skin Care

  • Stay away from oily, fried, and heavy foods and switch to green leafy vegetables
  • Detoxify your body with fruits and vegetables and keep your digestive system in order
  • Consume Kapha Churna and Kapha Tea to correct the kapha imbalance in your body
  • Drink plenty of water every day and eat more of fruits and green vegetables

After you have identified your skin type, the next step is to choose the right products. A right kind of skin care with right kind of products leads to healthy and glowing skin. The best way to do this is …

Perfect Gifts for People Who Have Everything

All of us have those people in our lives who seem to have everything. Ties? They've got hundreds. Candles? Watches? Books? Good smelling lotions? They already have so many, they had a rummage sale last summer to sell all the extras. Even gift cards seem silly in these situations. To make matters worse, with the ever-growing health-consciousness in America we can not just fall back on the huge box of chocolates. For the holidays this year, I found the perfect solution: down feather beds! Five of the dearest people in my life got feather beds, and one down comforter and down pillows. All of them were rushed!

Down bedding makes wonderful gifts for several reasons. First, they are gifts that you know will not be stuffed in a closet somewhere and forgotten about. The hardest part is simply putting the feather bed on the bed. Once that is done, all the recipient has to do is crawl between the sheets! My favorite gifts are the ones that I can use for years and remind me of the person who has it to me. For example, a coffee mug tree has been on my kitchen counter since the day I received it from my aunt. I love it because it saves space, displays my favorite mugs and reminds me of her every time I have my morning coffee! What better way to show someone you love them, than by giving them something they can sink into each night and drift to dreamland thinking of you?

Second, feather beds truly improve quality of sleep when sleeping on one. By providing extra loft, the feathers take the pressure off your body and let you sleep longer in one position without having to toss and turn. With improved technology, down filled beds and comforters no longer come with a host of allergens attached either. Down used to be an impossible potential for allergy sufferers. Now, manufacturers have found ways of removing the allergens completely. Some of them even wash the feathers up to 800 times! (I have allergies myself and have never had a problem with either my feather bed or down pillows.) For the health-conscious people in your life, this is perfect. Forget the chocolates, bring on the feather beds and some high quality Z's!

Third, feather beds are one of those things that most people will not buy for themselves. It's not a necessity, so those on your gift list are not going to make room in a budget for it. On the other hand, I have never met someone who does not want a feather bed . What a joy to watch your loved one tear off the wrapping and open something he / she has always wanted, but never had! And it is not just adults who love them- my best friend bought one for his 11 year old son for Christmas this year and he squealed with delight almost as much as he did when opening the Dsi he …

Smartpens – Best Gift For College Goers?

Finally, the technology has reached the dull, boring and dry classes. And going to classes and attending lectures is no longer a nerdy business rather it's all fun and most importantly uber-cool! After all, flaunting a stylish and sexy little pen on your shirt-pocket earns you brownie points. And no, it's not an ordinary pen. We are talking about smartpens-the most sought after gadget!

The fever is catching up like an epidemic especially among the college goers! What's so special about them? Livescribe Pulse SmartPen, an example of a smartpen-a pen that not only writes but also records the audio sessions and play them back when you need. Technically speaking, the pen captures the strokes or the movements of the pen with an infrared camera as you write. It comes with a special notebook which papers have dots on it that are barely visible. The papers of the notebook has special options on it like "play", "stop", "pause", "record" etc. They also have a calculator on them. Enter your math expression by tapping on the paper and the answer would pop on the screen of the pen.

The USP of this gadget – the way it synchronizes the notes with the audio. For instance, you would take down notes in the class with your special pen and notebook. But make sure you record the session at the same time you take down the notes. Why? For a simple reason that if you happen to miss a point what your professor said, all you got to do is to tap on the last word you wrote with your pen and the audio starts replaying from that word. This way you make sure you will not miss any points! You can send your notes on your PC via the USB and manage them on your desktop. It is like you carry all your notes in just one pen! And what more you can draw an eight-key piano and tap on the keys and it would start making sounds. Imagine music from a piano drawing! You even have in-built pen movies too. So much for the entertainment quotient!

So it's out and there and you do not have to break your head on deciding gifts. It absolutely makes an ideal study-partner and also an ideal gift for your best buddies and also for those who have a phobia of note-taking! This gadget is an ideal must-have for all students and journalists or anyone who are into a lot of note-making. What more can you ask for? You have the latest and incredible technology and you do not get distracted from your studies either. It rather brings in you the interest to study well. And most people bet, it must have turned so many college-goers to serious students. And it's however very priced. So tantalizing and irresistible is this gizmo that you would want to gift one to yourself rather your friends! Hope you all will agree that smartpens are worth buying. …

Build Your Personality, Be Addressed Like You Want to Be Addressed

The entertainment point gives a lot of information ranging from the latest news, celebrity gist, new music, movie review, fashion trend and more importantly personality development. Today I will be writing about four things that are decreasing human performance and productivity.

Here are four things you need to stop, because they are making us stressed out, reducing our productivity and negatively affecting our relationships and personal life:

1. Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished until later date or time. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the last minute before a deadline. There is this feeling of ‘there is still time’, ‘I can do this later’ etc. Procrastination makes you do things in a haste thereby increasing chances of mistakes because you are doing them in the last minute and increasing pressure. Procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression and self-doubt. Are you always late? Or you seem to do things when they are almost expiring or rather you still perform poorly when you have enough time to give a good performance, then check yourself you are procrastinating, fight it today by doing anything you want to do immediately, remember the saying “The Earlier The Better.”

2. Laziness: Laziness is also called indolence; it is a habit rather than a mental health issue. It reflect a lack of self esteem, a lack of discipline stemming from low self-confidence, or a lack of interest in the activity or belief in its worth. Sometimes you have this feeling when you have a lot of work to do, but you feel tired not because you are sick, but because you have a negative feeling towards the work or you feel the work is not worth giving your best. Laziness may manifest as procrastination. Remember “Anything worth doing is worth doing well

3. Distraction: Distraction is the process of diverting the attention of an individual from a desired area of focus and thereby blocking or reducing the reception of desired information. Distraction is caused by the lack of ability to pay attention; Lack of interest in the object of attention or the greater intensity of something other than the object of attention. We all are victims of distraction, in the 21st Century, with advancement of technology; there is increased distraction from our phones, social media, laptops, computer games, video games etc. Students today, find it difficult to concentrate in class; workers find it difficult to concentrate in their working place, thereby reducing both our performance and productivity. Even though distraction is useful in the management of pain and anxiety, we still have to learn how to concentrate whenever we are supposed to. Remember this saying by Beth Moore “If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do its best” Beth Moore

4. Workaholism (Workaholic): A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. A workaholic is one who works excessively hard and for long hours. While the term may imply that the person enjoys their work, it can …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Most New Daycare Owners Make – And How to Avoid Them!

What does it take to be successful in child care?

Obviously, you should have a deep & passionate desire to take care of children, a huge amount of patience, and the ability to juggle several tasks at once (such as warming a bottle while helping toddlers with an art project).

It also helps if you have a separate space in your home, such as a finished basement, where you can run your child care business.

But as if that isn’t enough, there are many things that a successful home daycare owner needs to be good at besides caring for children. Honestly, it can be quite daunting.

Things like getting paid on time from parents, writing solid policies & contracts, marketing your business to new potential clients, obtaining the right insurance policy, understanding record-keeping and how it affects your taxes, and overall, just getting started in a manner that will optimize success.

To help you get started more successfully, here are seven of the biggest, costliest mistakes women make when starting their own home-based child care business, and how to avoid them.

BIG MISTAKE #1: Not doing the proper research on the child care market in your town or city.

This is a crucial step that many new child care business owners miss, usually because they’re not sure how to go about it. Or they may think that it’s not really necessary to do the research, because they don’t understand how it could impact them.

After all, it’s just a small home-based business, right? Why do you need to do all that extra work up-front?

The goal here is not to spend weeks or months completing some huge market research project that you’re not ever going to use.

I’m talking about spending a few hours over the next few days, calling around (or maybe visiting some other child care businesses) and asking key questions.

Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about. My neighbor Mary, who runs a child care business in her home, discovered a couple things about our local market that helped her create a more profitable business. The first thing was, our town has ½-day Kindergarten, not full-day. By talking to other Moms in our town, Mary found there was a need in our town for “before-and-after care”, that is someone who could watch Kindergarteners & older kids before and after school. She structured her daycare to fill this need. All she had to do was make sure the buses were able to pick up & drop off these kids at her home, and she was able to start taking kids.

So what you want to uncover, when you do your upfront research, is a “pocket of unfulfilled need” in terms of child care. You don’t need it to be a huge pocket, but something unique about your business that will bring you customers who have that need.

Other examples of this are:

– offering second or third shift care if you have large companies …

Baby Shower Gift Basket Sets: As Easy As It Gets!

With friends and family scattered all over the country and the economy and work commitments being what they are today, it is not easy seeing those people we love as often as we would like. It seems like we miss out on so many things in various people's lives, simply because we live so far away and either do not have the time or the money to travel. One thing you do not want to miss out on is the birth of that new niece or nephew, grandchild, or your best friends first or even fifth baby. Even if you can not be there for the big event or even the shower, you want to make sure that your loved one knows you are thinking about them at this special time and that you are excited about the upcoming birth of that new little person . You may not be able to show up for the shower, but you can make sure that a great baby shower gift basket arrives at her front door.

Great Gifts Shipped Right To The Door

One of the things that makes baby shower gift baskets so great is that you can send some really special items right to the front door of the home where the shower is being held. That way your friend or relative knows you are there in spirit even if you can not attend in person. Many of these new baby gift baskets have beautiful, thoughtful and unique gifts in them that are sure to be a great hit with the new mom and dad. What's even better is they come in all different styles and price ranges so they can fit into any budget and they can be custom fit for a boy and girl. Here are just a few items you might find in baby shower gift baskets today: stuffed animals, baby CDs, keepsake boxes for that first tooth or first lock of hair, picture frames, T-shirts, beanies, booties, shampoos and soaps made just for baby, rubber duckies, towels, booties and even story books and teethers.You can get specialized baskets, for bath time, bedtime or many general baskets for use through out the baby's day.

Adorably Displayed

One of the things that make a new baby gift basket such a great gift to send is that these baskets come adorably displayed. Some come in diaper bags while others come in laundry baskets, wicker cradles, or other cute displays that can be kept in the babies room to help keep it organized or be used when shopping. That way the actual packaging becomes part of the gift itself, making less waste and more use for the new parent. Variety of Gifts What really makes baby shower gift baskets so special however, is that you are not just sending the new mother one gift for the baby but, several. For those of you who have shopped for baby shower gifts in the past you know how difficult it can be …

The Comfort Of A Bathrobe

Why are women’s bath robes so popular? Well, there are several reasons that every woman loves a warm and comfortable robe. Not only do they provide privacy, but there are plenty of other reasons why this item can be found in almost every home. This guide will share with you some of the reasons. If you’re a woman and don’t own a bathrobe, you may just go out and buy one after reading this.

Most women that I know or have lived with enjoy hopping out of the shower and throwing on the robe. This is very common during the colder months. This situation allows for women to stay warm while helping them dry off as well. A long robe, usually floor length is the best choice in this situation.

Ever notice people wearing a robe hanging poolside? This just screams luxury and comfort. Terry robes are often used in a spa or poolside. It’s a great way to cover yourself when coming back from the pool in a hotel and heading back to the room. Oh and they’re comfortable too!

Terry bathrobes make a great gift for any women. It works for a sister, wife, mother, friend or even grandmother! It’s something they can use everyday and they also can be found in many different styles.

One of the best time to give a robe as a gift is for a new mother staying in a hospital. It allows the mother to feel good and comfy while staying in the hospital. It’s much better than any hospital gown!

If you’re a newly wed, surprise your wife with a fun robe for the honeymoon. It can also work for Valentine’s day. There are many flowing robes that are sexy, while remaining comfortable. In this situation, the robes ten to be pink!

There are many places to buy bathrobes. You can find some great deals online or in most department stores. Another great gift idea is a custom robe,which can be made to your preference online. This will allow you to get creative and real personal!

Since bathrobes can be used everyday, it’s truly a great gift. Whether it’s for an occasion or out of necessity, every women deserves a comfy robe!…

Gift Tips On This Christmas

When Christmas approaches, gifts are purchased. If you are going to buy some gifts, you need some helpful tips. As a matter of fact, it's important that you plan and buy the gifts carefully so that you do not end up spending too much. Instead, follow the tips below so you can get on the right track.

Stick to a Budget

Sticking to a budget is one of the first things that you should do. You can adjust your monthly budget to set some money each month for the gifts. It's also a good idea to set a fixed amount of money for individual gifts. This is the best way of buying all the gifts without overspending. Budgeting is not fun but can help you stay on the track.

When setting a budget, make sure you take into account the expectations of your family members based on the social situations. Another helpful tip is to buy stuff through the year to lessen the burden.

Plan Your Gift List

As far as buying Christmas gifts is concerned, planning ahead is a must. As a matter of fact, you can benefit from summer sales as well. If you can do it, make sure you have a list of what you purchased and for what. It's also a good idea to do a comparison shopping online. For those who are short on time, online shopping may be the best idea.

With a list, watching for the best deals on different items will be a lot easier. Moreover, the list will make the whole process simpler.

Buy Extra Gifts

Buying unexpected gifts may hurt your budget badly. So, it's better to buy a few extra gifts that can be give in return of the gifts that you will receive. You can consider gift cards for this purpose or you can go for whatever you think better. However, we suggest that you select different categories for buying these gifts.

Here it's a wise idea to choose something that you can also enjoy in case you do not give it to someone on Christmas. If needed, you can send the unused gifts back, but you may want to keep them just to be on the safe side.

Encourage Gift Exchanges

If you want to easy on your gift purchases, you can make a list and then draw names to buy a gift for just one of the people on the list. This can save you a lot. Moreover, it will let you buy a better gift since you can spend a reasonable amount of money for one item only.

Give a Gift to Someone in Need

Lastly, it's a good idea to choose a person who really needs something. For instance, you can give the gift to a kid in a charity. After all, every kid deserves to get a gift. So, this can be a great act of merit as well. Helping someone can make a great difference in the world.

Long story short, you …

The Fresh Market Online Shopping

If you are looking for a store where you can shop online and see everything in the store by price, The Fresh Market store is for you. You can see the items that are seasonal, new, for cooking and baking, breakfast, and what is great for gifts. You will have a choice of jellies, jams and honey, oils, pastas, rice, grains and marinades. You will also be able to shop the sale items. If you are looking for fine coffee or tea, this store has what you need. Spice up your coming year with some new ideas for the kitchen.

New and Seasonal Products

The Fresh Market store offers many items during certain times of the years. There are cookie and brownie gift boxes, coffee blends, limit edition coffees from different countries, mixed herbs and spice rubs. The store also has cheese gifts and nut gift boxes. There are sampler packs and assortment packs. Anything you might imagine eating can be found at the store online. Every season brings new items to the store. You have to check back when the seasons change to see what else they have to offer.

Departments

When you shop at the store, you will have a large choice of departments to choose from including meat, seafood, produce, prepared foods, deli and cheese, bakery, coffee, bulk and candy. There are also beer and wine departments and a floral and gift department. There are so many products to shop for that you will want to do all your shopping in one place.

The meat section offers premium beef, all natural chicken, pork, ham, lamb, veal and more. The seafood section offers fresh fish, shellfish and specialty seafood. The produce department offers citrus fruits, neighborhood fruits, and Chile Nectarines and Peaches. If you need prepared foods, you can choose from rotisserie selections, sandwiches and soups.

The bakery department has decadent desserts, pies and cakes, rolls and exports, and breakfast Danishes, bagels and more. The deli has deli meats, cheeses and platters. There is a department for cooking oils, spices, rubs and sauces. There is also a department for store coffees and 2009 winter coffees.

Guides

You will find a guide for choosing the right wines and beers to go with your meals. There are guides to cheeses and a guide for reheating deli items. There is a guide for overcoming your fear of making seafood and a guide for buying and choosing seafood. There is a guide for everything you need to know in the kitchen at the Fresh Market.

If you need something fresh or natural, you will want to shop online or in the store, but you will want to shop the Fresh market. Everything you need for a spectacular meal is available at the store. All you need to do is check out the website and plan all of your shopping needs in the store or shop online and save some time. You will be guided with the selection of foods and condiments. …

Unique Wedding Ideas For Fall Weddings

Planning a wedding this coming fall? This is one of the best seasons for weddings because it is neither too hot nor too cold. The perfect time to get together with family, be inspired by tradition and enjoy a cozy backyard or smaller, more intimate gathering. No matter how you plan your wedding, be sure to personalize it.

Themes

Weddings are best remembered for their uniqueness, and there isn’t any other way to make it unique but to personalize it and pick a theme for your wedding. You and your fiance might share a common interest or a hobby, and you might want that to be executed as a wedding theme. With a fall wedding you have some great themes built in whether darker hues for colors or leaf, twig or pine cone motifs. These can be incorporated into everything including the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses to the flowers, table linens, invitations, even the wedding cake. You don’t need everything to match but it’s nice to have a connecting idea and it does make planning easier. Let both your personalities flow all throughout your wedding. This is your day, so spoil yourself and go with your gut! Invite and explore unique wedding ideas into your theme!

Ceremony & Reception Details

Once you have decided on a theme select your wedding attire, flowers and centerpieces to suit it.

• Wedding Attire

Just to give you an idea, fall wedding dresses are whimsical, romantic, and inspired by old Hollywood glam. It is all about laces, chiffons, light silks, satins, pearls and crystals & and breezy silhouettes. To make it a unique wedding idea and a cost-effective one you can have your bridesmaids wear cocktail dresses instead of floor length gowns, or you can just give them swatches of your color motif and have them buy their own dresses, it’s stress free and again cost-effective, and a unique wedding idea.

• Flowers and Bouquets

Add a little twist! Another unique wedding idea is by adding beads, crystals, pearls, or any non-floral ornaments into your bouquets. To trim down on your expenses, use flowers that are near the wedding site or use flowers that are in season like dahlias, chrysanthemums, and chrysanthemums.

• Centerpieces

Flowers always make a great centerpiece, but spice it up with non-floral embellishments like accessories that your guests may enjoy to take home after the wedding. Another unique wedding idea is adding non-floral embellishments, like for a fall wedding add berries, pine cones, feathers, twigs, fruits and also vegetables.

If you want a more subtle approach to your theme, you can also focus on the smaller details. One unique wedding idea is to personalize the details by putting your initials or your motif on your guest book, wedding napkins, place cards and other wedding supplies. As another option, you could include a quote or line of poetry you both love. Attention to detail and customization are great ways to make your wedding truly memorable.

Fall Wedding Favors

Wedding favors …

Handsome Boutonnieres For the Groom

The men in a wedding tend to be overlooked a bit. All of the focus is on the bride, especially when it comes to the wedding ensemble. The groom and his attendants may not have as many options as the bride, but they can still add a dash of style to their suits with a handsome boutonniere.

There are almost as many choices for boutonnieres as there options for the bride's bouquet. In general, the boutonnieres worn by the men in the wedding party should coordinate with the rest of the flowers (sorry guys, I guess it is still all about the bride!). A nice way to tie in the lapel flowers with the bouquets and other floral displays is to choose one of the same blooms featured in the bride's flowers to use as the boutonniere.

Since the boutonnieres will be worn on the men's jackets, you will want to pick flowers that have some durability. Very fragile flowers will be crushed as the groom hugs his family and friends. Your florist can steer you toward those blooms that will last through the wedding day. Also be wary of any flowers that are likely to wilt when they are out of water for many hours, or those that are highly fragranced, which can be irritating if the groom or his groomsmen are sooner to allergies.

Usually, the boutonniere consist of a single flower, but you can also combine a few small elements to make a unique ornament. For instance, for an autumn wedding, you can wire an acorn into a spray of orange berries for a charming seasonal accent. A winter groom would look dashing sporting a small spray of pine with a few red berries and a single white flower. Just be sure to keep the boutonnieres from getting too large, or the men will refuse to wear them!

Sparkle is one of the hottest trends at weddings these days, and you see that carried into the boutonnieres. A simple rose can be dressed up with a string of tiny Swarovksi crystals wrapped around the stem. Or a few crystals can be wired into the center of an open flower. This is often a popular idea for the groom, and then the groomsmen will wear the same type of boutonniere without the crystal accents.

White is the most classic color for wedding boutonnieres, and it looks wonderfully crisp against a dark suit or tuxedo. Red is another excellent color idea. The more feminine colors such as pink or lilac may be a bit less appealing to your groom, so be sure to seek his opinion before ordering a flower for him in one of those colors. If you are planning to carry a bouquet of all pink roses, and your fiancé would not be worn dead wearing a pink flower on his lapel, you can always order the boutonnieres in the same type of flower, but in a more acceptable color to him , such as white.

It …